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DNR Taking Public Comments on Revised Bottle Bill

The Iowa DNR is now taking public comments as it prepares the rules for the revised bottle bill.  

The bill was created 44 years ago and, after much debate through the years, was changed in the last legislative session. The DNR’s Aime Davidson says they are not looking for ways to change the law — just input on the rules to implement it.

She says you can make your comments online.

You can also email comments at: bottlebill@dnr.iowa.gov. The input is part of the rulemaking process leading up to the implementation of the new law.

The changes in the bill will let most grocery stores and other retailers opt out of accepting empty bottles and cans and paying back the nickel deposits. The original Bottle Bill was created as a way to reduce litter and encourage consumers to recycle drink containers.

 

story courtesy of Radio Iowa

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